Pope Francis reportedly told a gay man from Chile who was visiting the Vatican that God made him that way and loves him the way he is.
Juan Carlos Cruz, who was reportedly a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a priest, reportedly spent days at the Vatican to talk about his experiences.
Cruz reportedly told El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, that the two had a conversation about his homosexuality and said he was told, “Juan Carlos, I don’t care about you being gay. God made you that way and loves you as you are and I don’t mind. The pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are.”
The pope has upheld Catholic teaching on homosexuality, reiterating the church’s opposition to same-sex relationships.
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